Upcoming Events

Sandwiched In

Friday, February 23

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Rick Scileppi presents “Not Just Monsters”, a look at Lon Chaney Jr., who portrayed all of Universal’s famous monsters, but was also a critically-acclaimed character actor who worked in other genres.

Scrabble

Friday, February 23

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

The Other Amendments

Friday, February 23

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The second in James Coll’s series of lectures on amendments not contained in the Bill of Rights.

Cinema 7:15

Friday, February 23

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017-133 min.). A young Peter Parker navigates his newfound identity as the web-slinger, in this latest reboot featuring Tom Holland and Michael Keaton.

Xavier Foley and Kelly Lin

Sunday, February 25

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The double bassist and pianist perform selections from Bach, Sperger, Franck and others.

Legal Life Planning: The Basics

Monday, February 26

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jaime D Lewis, Esq. PLLC explains how to start planning for incapacity, asset protection, and tax advantaged inheritance issues. Also, how to choose a Trustee/Executor, and how to be one. Register at pwpl.org/events or at the Library.

Cinema 7:15

Monday, February 26

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Home Again (2017-97 min.). Life for single mom Alice (Reese Witherspoon) takes an unexpected turn when she allows three handsome young filmmakers to move in with her. Then her ex-husband shows up!

Chess

Tuesday, February 27

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

SAT vs. ACT: Which Test is Best?

Tuesday, February 27

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This workshop, led by the Thinking Caps Group, will explore the differences between the SAT and the ACT tests. This event is open to teens and parents. Register here or by calling TeenSpace at 516-883-4400 x148.

Sandwiched In

Friday, March 2

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Sandwiched In

Friday, March 2

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

“The Twenties: A Panoramic View.” Don Parker provides an overview of the decade, and Tony Traguardo explores how new technology led to the creation of the modern entertainment industry. To be followed by a Q&A.

Scrabble

Friday, March 2

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Cinema 7:15: Roaring ‘20s Revue

Friday, March 2

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

The Jazz Singer (1927), starring Al Jolson, launched the talking picture industry and doomed silent film. Philip Harwood leads a discussion.

Sounds of the Roaring ‘20s

Saturday, March 3

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Students from the Port schools perform hits from the 1920s. We welcome 5th grade singers from Guggenheim and a flute ensemble from the Schreiber High School Concert Band.

Ask the Experts: Health Screenings

Sunday, March 4

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Six medical specialists discuss often- confusing guidelines on mammograms, colonoscopies, skin cancer checks, and heart, brain, and lung evaluations. To submit questions in advance, email reference@pwpl.org. Presented in cooperation with Northwell Health.

Mobilize!

Monday, March 5

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

PWPL tech experts help you start using three free library apps: Hoopla, Libby, and RBdigital. Get audiobooks, ebooks, music, movies, and more!

Cinema 7:15

Monday, March 5

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

It (2017-135 min.). Bill Skarsgard plays the demonic clown Pennywise in the second screen version of Stephen King’s novel.

Chess

Tuesday, March 6

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Great Books

Wednesday, March 7

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou. Copies available at the Info Desk.

Cinema 7:15

Thursday, March 8

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Mother! (2017-121 min.). John Bosco screens and discusses this polarizing tale of a poet (Javier Bardem), his wife (Jennifer Lawrence), and some strange houseguests. Recommended for adults.

Sandwiched In

Friday, March 9

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Sandwiched In Film

Friday, March 9

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Three Wise Girls (1931-72 min.). This racy pre-Code classic about three gals seeking love in the big city stars Jean Harlow, Mae Clarke and Marie Provost.

Scrabble

Friday, March 9

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

Friday, March 9

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A concert-style performance, presented by Port Play Troupe and starring Michael Santora. Features the music of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper.

Next Chapter

Saturday, March 10

10:00 am

A discussion of current events on the second Saturday of every month. Bring your opinions!

Resume and Cover Letter Workshop

Saturday, March 10

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by career counselor Karen McKenna. Register at pwpl.org/events or at the Library.

Interviewing Skills Workshop

Saturday, March 10

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn how to conduct research, answer challenging questions, write thank you letters, and present references. Presented by career counselor Karen McKenna. Register at pwpl.org/events or at the Library.

FOL University

Sunday, March 11

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

“Richard Rodgers: Broadway and Beyond” featuring Orin Grossman, Professor Emeritus of Visual and Performing Arts at Fairfield University, whose presentation will include his piano performances of Rodgers classics from Carousel, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, and Victory at Sea.

Virtual Visits

Monday, March 12

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Ines Powell discusses the Morgan Library and it’s collection of manuscripts, rare drawings and paintings. Made possible by the Friends of the Library.

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, March 13

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free blood pressure screening conducted by St. Francis Hospital. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Chess

Tuesday, March 13

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Cinema 7:15

Tuesday, March 13

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

The Snowman (2017-120 min.). From Jo Nesbo’s best-selling thriller, the tale of a detective (Michael Fassbender) and a recruit (Rebecca Ferguson) on the trail of a serial killer.

Topical Tuesday

Tuesday, March 13

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Medicaid Sign-up Help

Wednesday, March 14

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Free, walk-in assistance from Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council.

Brain Games and Memory Health

Thursday, March 15

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Keep your mind in shape! Kelly Steinmann, RN and Gail Selis, Gerontologist, from the Town of North Hempstead’s Project Independence, challenge you with brain teasers and puzzles. Thursdays, March 15, 22 and 29 from 1 to 2 p.m. Registration required; call 311 or 516-869-6311 to sign up.

Non-Fiction Book Discussion

Thursday, March 15

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann. Books available at the Info Desk.

Third Thursdays at 3

Thursday, March 15

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Marc Kopman discusses the art of Evelyn de Morgan.

Peril on the Sea

Thursday, March 15

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Christopher Weaver and Michael Salvarezza of Eco-Photo Explorers present “Long Island Maritime History: Stories of Tragedy and Rescue,” with dramatic tales of L.I. waters.

Sandwiched In  

Friday, March 16

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Art historian Michael Norris discusses the historical St. Patrick, from slave to missionary.

Scrabble

Friday, March 16

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Around the Globe

Friday, March 16

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

 

“Searching for the Garden of Eden in Paraguay.” Ronald J. Brown discusses his journeys in this third in a series of 5 lectures.

Cinema 7:15

Friday, March 16

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Battle of the Sexes (2017-121 min.). A recreation of the epic match between retired tennis pro Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) and rising star Billie Jean King (Emma Stone).

Square Foot Gardening

Saturday, March 17

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

 

Learn techniques including how and why to compost. Presented by Reese Michaels, Master Gardener. Co-sponsored by Plant a Row for the Hungry Port Washington. Register at pwpl.org/events or at the Library.

Twisting the Plot II

Saturday, March 17

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

What matters to me? What do I want to do? What obstacles are in my way? In this workshop, Cecilia Dintino, PsyD and Hannah Starobin, LCSW provide accessible techniques to answer these questions while reassessing your values and strengths. Register at pwpl.org/events or at the Library.

Sunday Matinee

Sunday, March 18

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Blade Runner 2049 (2017-164 min.). Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright and Harrison Ford star in Ridley Scott’s sequel to his 1982 sci-fi masterpiece, about a future where it has become impossible to distinguish between humans and androids.

Afternoon on Broadway

Monday, March 19

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

James Kolb discusses Bob Fosse’s Sweet Charity.

Cinema 7:15

Monday, March 19

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Dunkirk (2017-106 min.). Christopher Nolan’s docudrama about the evacuation of British and Allied troops from the beaches of Dunkirk.

Chess

Tuesday, March 20

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

The Informed Patient

Tuesday, March 20

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Clinical researcher and Port resident Sara Merwin, M.P.H., discusses her book The Informed Patient, co-authored with Karen Friedman, M.D. The book guides patients through the complex and daunting experience of a modern hospital stay, and advises readers on how to advocate for themselves.

 

Cinema 7:15: Classic Western

Wednesday, March 21

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

The Last Sunset (1961-112 min.). Stoic lawman Rock Hudson hunts down charming outlaw Kirk Douglas.

Board of Trustees/Budget Hearing

Wednesday, March 21

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for the monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees, preceded by the second budget hearing.

Brain Games and Memory Health

Thursday, March 22

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Keep your mind in shape! Kelly Steinmann, RN and Gail Selis, Gerontologist, from the Town of North Hempstead’s Project Independence, challenge you with brain teasers and puzzles. Thursdays, March 15, 22 and 29 from 1 to 2 p.m. Registration required; call 311 or 516-869-6311 to sign up.

Meet the Candidates Night

Thursday, March 22

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Candidates for the Library Board of Trustees will speak and take questions. Moderated by the PW/Manhasset League of Women Voters.

Sandwiched In

Friday, March 23

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

 

“The Politics of Persuasion: Folk Music and the 1960s.” Keith Crocker presents a multimedia remembrance featuring Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, and more.

Scrabble

Friday, March 23

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

The Other Amendments

Friday, March 23

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

In the third in a series on amendments not in the Bill of Rights, Prof. James Coll discusses Reconstruction.

Cinema 7:15

Friday, March 23

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

An Enemy of the People (1977-103 min.). The film version of Arthur Miller’s play about a therapeutic spring that turns out to be polluted.

FOL Paperback Swap

Saturday, March 24

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

 

Bring gently used adult, teen and children’s paperbacks for a free swap. We accept hardcover children’s books including board books—that is the ONLY exception to our rule against hardcovers. No more than 20 books per person and no books accepted in advance. 1 to 4 p.m. We accept items until 3:30 p.m.

Anthony Trionfo/Albert Cano Smit

Sunday, March 25

3:00 pm - 4:45 pm

The flutist and pianist perform selections from Fauré and more.  Sponsored by the Music Advisory Council.

Cinema 7:15

Monday, March 26

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Life (2017-104 min.). Jake Gyllenhaal stars in a thriller about a space crew encountering an alien life form.

Chess

Tuesday, March 27

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Feng Shui for Health

Tuesday, March 27

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Feng Shui consultant Anahid Naldjian discusses the Chinese practice of using the flow of energy to seek harmony with one’s surroundings.

Brain Games and Memory Health

Thursday, March 29

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Keep your mind in shape! Kelly Steinmann, RN and Gail Selis, Gerontologist, from the Town of North Hempstead’s Project Independence, challenge you with brain teasers and puzzles. Thursdays, March 15, 22 and 29 from 1 to 2 p.m. Registration required; call 311 or 516-869-6311 to sign up.

Sandwiched In

Friday, March 30

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Sandwiched In Film

Friday, March 30

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Shopworn (1932-67 min.). Barbara Stanwyck stars in this pre-Code drama about a poor woman in love with an upper-class man.

Scrabble

Friday, March 30

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

SoundSwap: Beaucoup Blue

Friday, March 30

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Genres from blues to bluegrass blend into an innovative sound.

Chess

Tuesday, April 3

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Sandwiched In

Friday, April 6

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Scrabble

Friday, April 6

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Virtual Visits

Monday, April 9

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, April 10

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free blood pressure screening conducted by St. Francis Hospital. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Chess

Tuesday, April 10

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Topical Tuesday

Tuesday, April 10

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Sandwiched In

Friday, April 13

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Scrabble

Friday, April 13

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Next Chapter

Saturday, April 14

10:00 am

A discussion of current events on the second Saturday of every month. Bring your opinions!

Afternoon on Broadway

Monday, April 16

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Chess

Tuesday, April 17

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Third Thursdays at 3

Thursday, April 19

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sandwiched In

Friday, April 20

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Scrabble

Friday, April 20

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, April 24

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Sandwiched In

Friday, April 27

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Scrabble

Friday, April 27

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, May 1

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Sandwiched In

Friday, May 4

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Scrabble

Friday, May 4

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, May 8

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free blood pressure screening conducted by St. Francis Hospital. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Chess

Tuesday, May 8

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Topical Tuesday

Tuesday, May 8

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Sandwiched In

Friday, May 11

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Scrabble

Friday, May 11

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Next Chapter

Saturday, May 12

10:00 am

A discussion of current events on the second Saturday of every month. Bring your opinions!

Virtual Visits

Monday, May 14

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Chess

Tuesday, May 15

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Third Thursdays at 3

Thursday, May 17

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sandwiched In

Friday, May 18

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Scrabble

Friday, May 18

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!